Updated (August 2011): Compare the Pentax K-5 vs Sony NEX-7

Pentax K-5 vs Sony NEX 7

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Pentax K-5

46

Sony NEX-7

44

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Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
600 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
104 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 7

Size
Really small
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-7.

competitors

Pentax K-5 Competitors

Pentax K-5 IIs

Pentax K-5 IIs

Entry-level DSLR

$1,016 with 18-55mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$1,275 with 18-200mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$947 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Shutter lag More shutter lag

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$606 body only

Focus points More focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $548 body only

$525 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Focus points More focus points
Size Slightly larger
Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,098 body only

$1,498 with 18-135mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Focus points Many more focus points
Size Larger

discussion

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